As a teacher, I spend a lot of time in a school building. However, last week I spent time as not only a teacher, but as an author as well. To say that last week filled my cup is an understatement. I had the opportunity to read The Kindness Machine to each grade level, kindergartenContinue reading “First Author Visit!”
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K is for Kindness
K is for KINDNESS. I have really enjoyed blogging letters A-J so far on this AtoZ blog challenge, but I have really been looking forward to K. If you have been reading for awhile, you know that the idea of kindness is a hot topic for me, so much so that I wrote a children’sContinue reading “K is for Kindness”
E is for Empathy
E is for EMPATHY. To continue our own growth on empathy as adults, I highly recommend The Miseducation of Empathy by Jonelle Massey. Mrs. Massey explains that the idea of “put yourself in someone else’s shoes” is very challenging for children with limited experiences to pull from. To ask a child to imagine an experienceContinue reading “E is for Empathy”
A is for Authentic
I announced a few weeks ago that I would be participating in the AtoZ Blog Challenge. The theme of this official challenge for 2022 is ACCOMPLISHING YOUR DREAMS, AND THE DUALITY OF 22. For the past year, my blog has been titled, “Turning A Dream Into A Reality” and my debut picture book, The Kindness Machine, releasedContinue reading “A is for Authentic”
It has been a very exciting week post book launch! First and foremost, thank you to everyone who purchased a copy of The Kindness Machine, who shared with friends/family and all who sent kind messages. This book launch has been something I have dreamed about for years and it did not disappoint. I am veryContinue reading “Thank you!”
Book Launch Day!
Cue the music! Cue the happy dance! Today I celebrate the launch of The Kindness Machine! March 22, 2022 will forever be the book birthday for my first book. Today I celebrate this book with my husband, the illustrator who helped bring this book to life! We celebrate with our kids, who the book isContinue reading “Book Launch Day!”
Tomorrow is launch day!
March 22, 2022 has been on my calendar for months. Tomorrow, The Kindness Machine officially releases into the world! Thank you to everyone who has already preordered. I hope you enjoy your copy and read it often. Please share pictures on social media and use #thekindnessmachine. I would love to read your review on AmazonContinue reading “Tomorrow is launch day!”
1 Book. 50 States. Sharing Kindness.
If you have been reading for awhile, you know that I LOVE Free Little Libraries. In 2019, my husband, kids and I built a little library that is in front of the elementary school where I teach. My goal is to have The Kindness Machine in one little library, in all 50 states by MayContinue reading “1 Book. 50 States. Sharing Kindness.”
Apparently We Can’t Stop KINDNESS!
The Kindness Machine officially launches on March 22, 2022. BUT! It has a mind of its own! Yesterday a few people started receiving their preorder copies and I absolutely love it! We can’t stop kindness! If you were one of the lucky early birds, please STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LISTEN! I hope youContinue reading “Apparently We Can’t Stop KINDNESS!”
Happy New Year!
Hello and Happy New Year to all! We do this silly thing each December where we eat all the food and drink all the drinks while try to manage the stress of the holidays, the lack of sunlight and busy schedules. The reoccurring phrase seems to be, “I’ll start January 1st” or “I’ll take careContinue reading “Happy New Year!”